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Poster: Skobud Date: Mar 20, 2012 6:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Like A Dog

Nice...Nothing like '67 when you are in the mood for it. My goto Cream Puff War resides here:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-03-18.sbd.fink.10282.sbeok.shnf

Jerry's soloing is completely off the charts on this Cream Puff.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 20, 2012 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Like A Dog

agreed, although not as off the charts as his soloing in the Dancin' from the very same show.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 20, 2012 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Like A Dog

Likely the wildest Dancin' of all time, and clearly the highlight of the performance.

But Garcia's soloing on the 11/19/66 Cream Puff is way better in my opinion...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-11-19.sbd.seff.41.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Mar 20, 2012 8:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Cream Puff/ARose's Doggie Friends

That one is incredible. I will never understand why Jerry didn't want to continue playing that tune. So few versions, and they all contain ferociously inspired playing from Jerry. His soling is off the charts through the entirety of that performance. Though the highlight of the show for me is “The Same Thing.” I was going to write up 3/18/67 a few days ago for a TDIH thread but didn't get around, and also found out it already has an excellent review on deadlistening.com From deadlistening.com, describing Cream Puff & Same Thing:

“They then explode into "Cream Puff War." The band is comfortably home in this rockin' and blazin' number. Jerry firing off round after round of intense guitar licks.
But it's "The Same Thing" that really sees things open up. Starting off as another solid Pigpen blues number, Jerry's solo begins dismantling the borders of this song. He finds subtle pockets of inspirational phrasing that cause one to slip pleasurably off the edge of the song into a fluid dance of colors and shadows. Where ever he leads, we only want to keep going.”

Nice story Rose. Definitely keep us dog lovers posters. I'm sure she'll warm up to you soon if you already got a lick!